Women's Cross Country Lands Best NE10 Championship Finish in Five Years

Women's Cross Country Lands Best NE10 Championship Finish in Five Years

LaFAYETTE, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's cross country team turned in its best Northeast-10 Conference Championship finish in five years on Sunday when the Purple Knights raced in Jamesville Beach Park. The women took 11th among 14 squads, while the Saint Michael's men were 13th.

TEAM RESULTS

  • The Purple Knight women finished 11th among 14 institutions with 288 points, both of which were their best figures since their second straight runner-up performance in 2014. The women had been picked 13th in the NE10 pre-championship coaches' poll but trimmed 12th-place American International College (295), which had been chosen seventh, in addition to besting The College of Saint Rose (329) and Pace University (366). Saint Rose had been slotted 12th in the poll, 15 points ahead of Saint Michael's.
  • Stonehill College, which is second in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) East Region poll, won its 11th straight crown (36).
  • On the men's side, the Purple and Gold was 13th out of 14 schools with 389 points, edging Pace (404). AIC, which is ranked fourth in the region, won with 39 points.

WOMEN'S LEADERS

  • First-year Maggie Burnham (Holden, Mass./Wachusett Regional)
    • 43rd of 136 runners in 6K race, 26:16.4
  • Senior Emma Koukos (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough)
    • 48th, 26:25.0
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • Sophomore Rachel Smith (Old Forge, N.Y./Town of Webb)
    • 70th, 27:23.8
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • First-year Cailey Comiskey (Swanton, Vt./Missisquoi Valley Union)
    • 73rd, 27:27.4
  • First-year Grace Erholtz (Baxter, Minn./Brainerd)
    • 94th, 28:18.7 (PR)
  • Sophomore Hannah Muse (Yarmouth, Mass./Nauset Regional)
    • 97th, 28:33.7
    • 1st career NE10 Championship
  • Sophomore Eleanor Devereux (Jericho, Vt./Mount Mansfield Union)
    • 98th, 28:40.3
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • Sophomore Ingrid Boland (Old Saybrook, Conn./Old Saybrook Senior)
    • 110th, 29:08.7
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • Junior Molly Nemes (Plymouth, Mass./Sturgis Charter Public School)
    • 112th, 29:19.0
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • Senior Sam Rossi (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe)
    • 113th, 29:25.6
    • 4th career NE10 Championship
  • Sophomore Colleen Tubridy (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford)
    • 118th, 30:19.6
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • Senior Rachel Sullivan (Scituate, Mass./Scituate)
    • 119th, 30:25.0
    • 3rd career NE10 Championship
  • Sophomore Casey Reeder (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs)
    • 120th, 30:28.6
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • First-year Cecelia Schmelzle (Saint Louis Park, Minn./Saint Louis Park)
    • 133rd, 33:48.8

MEN'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Liam Gay-Killeen (Rowley, Mass./Triton Regional)
    • 89th of 149 runners in 8K race, 31:11.5
    • 1st career NE10 Championship
  • Sophomore Jake Donnelly (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry)
    • 90th, 31:13.9
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • First-year Ethan Snook (Marblehead, Mass./Marblehead)
    • 99th, 31:49.5
  • Sophomore Matt Gianni (Stowe, Vt./Stowe)
    • 113th, 32:26.5
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • Senior Christopher Bittel (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine College Prep)
    • 124th, 33:20.4
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • First-year Rolland Guay (Mooers, N.Y./Northeastern Clinton Central School)
    • 133rd, 34:35.0
  • Sophomore Tynan Reed (Stow, Mass./Landmark School)
    • 137th, 35:08.2
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • Junior Bailey Roca (Greenlawn, N.Y./Harborfields)
    • 138th, 35:37.7
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MEET

  • Nov. 9 at NCAA East Regional Championship at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia.
  • The women begin at 11 a.m. before the men's gun sounds at 12:15 p.m.